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Beetle Shell Coloring Tutorial by emersontung Beetle Shell Coloring Tutorial by emersontung
A quick way to portray the iridescent nature of beetle shells. Figured this out recently as I was experimenting. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a comment! :) Have fun painting!

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Crimson-Demise Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been curious as to how to get an effect like this to work. Thanks for sharing!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! 
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
I have been educated today.  I cannot thank you enough for sharing this, as well as the awesome Beetle King painting!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hope you find a good use for this! 
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh man I WILL!  Your tutorial shows me how to do another level of rendering iridescence - I can make it look more "substantial" now.  It also gives me opportunities to try out adding additional textures to your process.  You'll see the changes soon.

Thanks again, Emerson.  I really appreciate the education!!!
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H3KATE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this :D
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! 
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, simple yet effective! Thanks for this!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
np! :thumbsup:
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Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the pearl effects going on I will have to give these a shot.
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VonToten Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Very cool!
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CoyoteEsquire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
wow, thanks for this, it's really a smart way to do things!
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R0K-MO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome teach!
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Tobias-lockhart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great technique, thank you for sharing!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure! 
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common-calluna Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
That's a super efficient way, thanks. I never remember to use the dodge tool, but this was a great reminder of how useful it can be.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a really helpful tool when neccessary. Bad when overused. 
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khancopperfox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
technique tutorials like this are few and far between thank for sharing.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure! hope you gained something out of it! 
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khancopperfox Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this also how you create the mecha armor?
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not really. Mecha armor doesn't behave the same way beetle shells does, but the technique is pretty similiar. 
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khancopperfox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool thanks
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QEAN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
thx helpfull 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
glad it is! 
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Nin-jueTheKirin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i needed this a couple months ago painting my own beetle character for a final project
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never to late to learn! 
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Nin-jueTheKirin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha right on!

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hueyangdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Nice tut
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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
MOAR of this PLZ 8D

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emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I'll try to do more once I have the time. 
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
awshum!!!
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